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Renamo prepares to close Gorongosa base

Hopes are high that this time could be for real — which would be good news, for the demobilised guerrillas and for the country at large

Today’s front pages in Maputo. Photo © Faizal Chauque / Zitamar News

Good afternoon. “Logistical and material conditions are in place” for the disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration (DDR) process to be completed for Renamo’s remaining guerrillas, according to a statement yesterday that followed a meeting between President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo’s president, Ossufo Momade.

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The statement was published by Nyusi’s office, and from that point of view, comes as no surprise. It was not jointly signed, so Renamo’s stance on these issues was not immediately clear; late today, however, a party spokesperson confirmed for Zitamar that Renamo agreed with the statement.

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